Thursday, October 4, 2018

Amazon Giveaway for A WORLD OF HORROR!


My #AmazonGiveaway ! Enter for a chance to win a hardback edition of this critically acclaimed new release anthology: A WORLD OF HORROR.

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. Ends the earlier of Oct 10, 2018 11:59 PM PDT, or when all prizes are claimed.


Monday, September 24, 2018

Hardback Editions of DARK MOON BOOKS titles now available!

Been working like a mofo, but still found some time to take my books to the next level! Figured out how to make GORGEOUS(!) HARDBACK versions of Dark Moon Books titles!

These productions include heavy cloth blinding with gold emblazoned spines and beautiful wraparound dust jackets. The first three titles are on sale now through Amazon!!!

THE FIVE SENSES OFHORROR (Hardcover ISBN-13: 9781949491043)

DARK TALES OF LOSTCIVILIZATIONS (Hardcover ISBN-13: 9781949491067)

A WORLD OF HORROR (Hardcover ISBN-13: 9781949491036)

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/194949103X/ref=dbs_a_def_rwt_bibl_vppi_i0

Or, read more about the titles on my website: http://www.darkmoonbooks.com/Books.html




Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Recent Reviews of My Work!



Have received a few wonderful reviews in the past couple of days by indie review sites who make the author’s world go ’round!

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THAT WHICH GROWS WILD: 16 TALES OF DARK FICTION

KENDALL REVIEWS -- “That Which Grows Wild by Eric J Guignard collects 16 weird, dark stories with enough variety to make a chocolate box turf itself off a cliff in despair, knowing it could never provide such a tasty selection of treats.

…When you’re four stories deep into a collection and each one gives you the fuzzy feeling of satisfaction, I’d say that’s a pretty strong recommendation, but wait! Guignard isn’t done with you that quickly…

…Just buy it! Quality, variety, terror, sadness, thrills, comedy, creatures… this book really does have it all.”

READ THE FULL REVIEW HERE:



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THAT WHICH GROWS WILD: 16 TALES OF DARK FICTION

A.E. SIRAKI, WRITER & REVIEWS -- “I was excited to read this short story collection by Eric J. Guignard, who is as brilliant a writer as he is an editor…

Guignard also excels at writing historical tales particularly well, such as “Momma,” which I enjoyed. One of the themes of the collection and that ran through this story was of families and desperate situations; how much they’re willing to risk to save each other, and sacrifice.

Overall, Guignard presents an excellent assortment of stories in this volume. Fans of his work should definitely check it out.”

READ THE FULL REVIEW HERE:



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EXPLORING DARK SHORT FICTION #2: A PRIMER TO KAARON WARREN (VOLUME 2)

POSTCARDS FROM A DYING WORLD -- These are beautiful books, they look amazing and the quality of the production is some of the best I have seen by a independent publisher (Dark Moon Books).



… Reading this book you get to know Kaaron Warren comes just as much from her stories as her introduction as you do the interview.

That is the thing, this is a entertaining book, the stories are great. You will learn about the author but as much as it is primer for the author it is also a great education tool for short fiction in general. Editor Eric Guignard is doing exciting stuff with this series and Dark Moon Books in general. He is one of the hardest working folks in the indie horror scene and it is paying off. His name on a book is a mark of quality. This series is just starting but in a few years I suspect these books will help a new generation of authors learn the ropes.”

READ THE FULL REVIEW HERE:



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A WORLD OF HORROR


FANBASE PRESS -- “A World of Horror is an anthological cultural tour in the sacred art of horror that will terrify even the most desensitized scare junkie and force them to sleep with the lights on. Parsed together by Eric J. Guignard, the collection contains delectable choices from South Africa, India, England, Australia, Japan, and many more (even the United States of America)…

…Right now, there aren’t a lot of books that can deliver on the frights like this one, but it also exposes readers to new cultures and ideas, legends and fears – a phenomenal combination that needs to be repeated often.”

READ THE FULL REVIEW HERE:




Monday, September 10, 2018

New Anthology Release!!! A WORLD OF HORROR


New Anthology Release!!! A WORLD OF HORROR


IT’S HERE!!!! Release Day today for one of the most highly anticipated anthologies of my life, A WORLD OF HORROR, which is an anthology of all new dark and speculative fiction stories written by authors from around the world.

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Every nation of the globe has unique tales to tell, whispers that settle in through the land, creatures or superstitions that enliven the night, but rarely do readers get to experience such a diversity of these voices in one place as in A World of Horror, the latest anthology book created by award-winning editor Eric J. Guignard, and beautifully illustrated by artist Steve Lines.

Enclosed within these pages are twenty-two all-new dark and speculative fiction stories written by authors from around the world that explore the myths and monsters, fables and fears of their homelands.

•   In “The Wife Who Didn’t Eat,” a modest Japanese farmer’s prayer to the gods comes true . . . much to his dismay.

•   In “Things I Do For Love,” the intertwined lives in an Indonesian village are upended by as diabolical and otherworldly a device as a simple whisper.

•   In “Mutshidzi,” an African teen must raise her brother and run the household after their mother dies. But there is so much to do . . .

•   In “Sick Cats in Small Spaces,” a vacationing Australian family come upon a ghost town where the actual ghosts are bottled and kept.

Also encounter the haunting things that stalk those radioactive forests outside Chernobyl in Ukraine; sample the curious dishes one may eat in Canada; beware the veldt monster that mirrors yourself in Uganda; or simply battle mountain trolls alongside Alfred Nobel in Sweden. These stories and more are found within A World of Horror.

Enter and discover, truly, there’s no place on the planet devoid of frights, thrills, and wondrous imagination!

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Early Praise for: A World of Horror

“This breath of fresh air for horror readers shows the limitless possibilities of the genre.”
Publishers Weekly (starred review)

“A fresh collection of horror authors exploring monsters and myths from their homelands.”

“Proof that ghosts, goblins, and more are equally terrifying in every corner of the world.”

“This is the book we need right now!”

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And including this amazing lineup of authors:

·         “Mutshidzi” by Mohale Mashigo (South Africa)
·         “One Last Wayang” by L Chan (Singapore)
·         “Things I Do for Love” by Nadia Bulkin (Indonesia)
·         “On a Wooden Plate, on a Winter’s Night” by David Nickle (Canada)
·         “Country Boy” by Billie Sue Mosiman (United States of America)
·         “The Wife Who Didn’t Eat” by Thersa Matsuura (Japan)
·         “The Disappeared” by Kristine Ong Muslim (Philippines)
·         “The Secret Life of the Unclaimed” by Suyi Davies Okungbowa (Nigeria)
·         “How Alfred Nobel Got His Mojo” by Johannes Pinter (Sweden)
·         “The Nightmare” by Rhea Daniel (India)
·         “Obibi” by Dilman Dila (Uganda)
·         “Chemirocha” by Charlie Human (South Africa)
·         “Sick Cats in Small Spaces” by Kaaron Warren (Australia)
·         “Arlecchino” by Carla Negrini (Italy)
·         “Warning: Flammable, See Back Label” by Marcia Douglas (Jamaica)
·         “Honey” by Valya Dudycz Lupescu (Ukraine)
·         “The Man at Table Nine” by Ray Cluley (England)
·         “The Mantle of Flesh” by Ashlee Scheuerman (Australia)
·         “The Shadows of Saint Urban” by Claudio Foti (Italy)
·         “Warashi’s Grip” by Yukimi Ogawa (Japan)
·         “The White Monkey” by Carlos Orsi (Brazil)
·         “The West Wind” by David McGroarty (Scotland)

And beautifully illustrated by artist Steve Lines!

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Illustrator: Steve Lines
Number of pages: 332 pgs at 6" x 9" trim
Date of publication: September 10, 2018
13-digit ISBN (hardback): 978-0-9989383-1-8
13-digit ISBN (paperback): 978-0-9989383-1-8
13-digit ISBN (e-book): 978-0-9989383-2-5

Available in HARDBACK, PAPERBACK, or EBOOK, TODAY!






Sunday, September 9, 2018

September, 2018 Dark Fiction Short Story Markets


September, 2018
New or Reopening Market Listings/ Notes
At Pro-Paying (5 cents+ per word) 


Cosmic Roots and Eldritch Shores
Payment: 6 cents a word original; 2 cents a word reprint
Story Length: 1,00040,000 words (focus on shorter form)
Deadline: Open 1 week only: September 21 to September 28, 2018
Reprints?: Yes
Response: abt. 2 months
Description: Well written original stories in science fiction, fantasy, myth, fairy tales, and eldritch; in written, podcast, video, and/or graphic story form, and from around the world. We care about character, plot, ideas, and storytelling ability. We accept both serious and humorous work (no horror).


Constellary Tales (Magazine AND Podcast) (*New Market)
Payment: 6 cents a word
Story Length: 1,000 – 3,500 words
Deadline: Intermittent
Reprints?: No
Response: 1 month
Description: Science Fiction and fantasy stories (no straight horror). “Storytelling across time and space… i.e. any great speculative fiction stories.”


Clarkesworld Magazine
Payment: 10 cents per word for the first 5,000 words, 8 cents for each word over 5,000
Story Length: 1,000–16,000 words
Deadline: Intermittent.
Reprints?: No
Response: Unknown
Description: Science fiction and fantasy (include. All associated sub-genres); Science fiction need not be "hard" SF, but rigor is appreciated. Fantasy can be folkloric, contemporary, surreal, etc. Horror can be supernatural or psychological, so long as it is frightening.


Daily Science Fiction
Payment: 8 cents a word
Story Length: to 1,500 words (prefer less than 1,000)
Deadline: Continually open
Reprints?: No
Response: 1 month
Description: Speculative fiction, such as science fiction, fantasy, slipstream, etc. Daily publishings! Great market...


Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine
Payment: 5-8 cents a word
Story Length: 2,500 – 8,000 words soft range (additionally, ‘Minute Mysteries’ of as little as 250 words)
Deadline: Ongoing
Reprints?: No
Response: Three months
Description: (Not Horror, but Mystery and Crime) -- Every kind of mystery short story: the psychological suspense tale, the deductive puzzle, the private eye case—the gamut of crime and detection from the realistic (including the policeman's lot and stories of police procedure) to the more imaginative (including "locked rooms" and "impossible crimes"). We need hard-boiled stories as well as "cozies."


Dreamers & Makers ezine (Sanguine Press)
Payment: $120 flat
Story Length: up to 3,000 words
Deadline: June 30, 2016
Reprints?: No
Response: Two months
Description: Sci-fi, Fantasy, or Horror. Theme = Defiance/Obedience. What is the cost of defiance and who really ends up paying? What do we give up in unquestioned obedience, and is it tantamount to capitulation? Story characters must be predominantly People of Color.)


***Non-PRO-Paying Market, but Eric J. Guignard’s “Pick of the Month”


Future Visions (Camton House Publishing)
https://www.futurevisions.io/for-authors
Payment: $150 flat
Story Length: 2,000 – 7,000 words
Deadline: Always Open
Reprints?: No
Response: 4–6 weeks
Description: Stories in the realm of The Twilight Zone and Black Mirror that explore larger questions using any and all of the popular science fiction tropes: new technology, exploration, nightmarish dystopians, alien species, baffling utopias, etc.


Perpetual Motion Machine Publishing Newsletter (ed. Max Booth III)
Payment: $25 flat payment
Story Length: up to 1,000 words
Deadline: Ongoing
Reprints?: No
Response: Less than 1 month
Description: Dark fiction in the horror, science fiction, crime, and noir genres to be published in monthly e-newsletter.

Saturday, September 8, 2018

Countdown to #AWorldOfHorror


Happy Saturday! Am starting the countdown to one of the most highly anticipated anthologies of my life… #AWorldOfHorror by DarkMoonBooks and edited by me, coming Sept 10, but available to pre-order now!


A WORLD OF HORROR: An anthology of all new dark and speculative fiction stories written by authors from around the world.

“This breath of fresh air for horror readers shows the limitless possibilities of the genre.”
—Publishers Weekly (starred review)

“A fresh collection of horror authors exploring monsters and myths from their homelands.”
—Library Journal

Monday, August 20, 2018

Tuesday, August 14, 2018

August, 2018 Dark Fiction Short Story Markets


August, 2018
New or Reopening Market Listings/ Notes
At Pro-Paying (5 cents+ per word) 


2019 Young Explorer’s Adventure Guide – anthology (Dreaming Robot Press)
Payment: 6 cents a word
Story Length: between 3,000 – 6,000 words
Deadline: December 15, 2018
Reprints?: No
Response: March 30, 2019
Description: Have a main character that a middle grade reader (ages 8-12) can identify with; are well written, fun to read, and encourage a love of reading science fiction; and tell of adventure, space, science. Give us rockets, robots and alien encounters, and we’re pretty happy. Steampunk, time travel, weird west and alternate history are also all fine.


The Working Zealot's Guide to Gaining Capital in Pre-Apocalyptic America, Vol. II
Payment: 6 cents a word
Story Length: up to 3,000 words
Deadline: June 5, 2018
Reprints?: No
Response: unknown (claim of “faster than others”)
Description: Weird stories about cults, capitalism, working stiffs, and weirdos. We like bizarro. We like horror. We like our sci-fi and fantasy on the weirder side. We like humor and Satire.


Gumshoe Review (Mystery/ Crime, monthly e-mag)
Payment: $50 flat payment (thus, 5 cents a word or more)
Story Length: flash fiction to 1,000 words (also non-fiction welcome to 1,000 words)
Deadline: Continually
Reprints?: No
Response: vague… est. 1 to 3 months
Description: Stories is a complete mystery in 1,000 words or less. We don't want character studies or mood pieces. We'd like it to lean towards noir but being a mystery. Stories where the investigator is the protagonist, or at least a significant character, and the focus is on solving a solving a crime, or getting someone out of a jam, or seeking some sort of justice."


Reckoning Journal
Payment: 6 cents a word
Story Length: 1 to 45,000 words
Deadline: September 22, 2017
Reprints?: Query first
Response: 1 to 3 months
Description: Creative writing about environmental justice. Diverse fiction stories (and poetry) including a speculative element: Searingly personal, visceral, idiosyncratic understanding of the world and the people in it as it has been, as it is, as it will be, as it could be, as a consequence of humanity’s relationship with the earth.


Arsenika E-Journal (Quarterly)
Payment: 6 cents a word
Story Length: Flash Fiction and Poetry to 1,000 words
Deadline: August 1–September 15, 2018
Reprints?: No
Response: 14 days
Description: Gorgeous, emotional writing: poetry that shimmers with multiple layers of meaning, prose that explores and interrogates. From hard science fiction to the lightest of magical realism: All speculative genres OK.


Fantasy & Science Fiction Magazine (F&SF)
Payment: 712 cents a word.
Story Length: up to 25,000 words
Deadline: None listed. Closes intermittently
Reprints?: No
Response: Two months
Description: Stories that appeal to science fiction and fantasy readers (the SF element may be slight, but it should be present); character-oriented stories. Humor very welcome. (** now allows online submissions)


***Non-PRO-Paying Market, but Eric J. Guignard’s “Pick of the Month”

Crash Code Anthology (Blood Bound Books)
Payment: 3 cents a word
Story Length: 1,500–7,000 words
Deadline: October 1, 2018
Reprints?: No
Response: None listed; estimate 2-3 months
Description: The future is now. At least, that’s what we’re told, but the more advanced technology gets, the more ways people find to hurt each other.  Many say that technology changes the way we define ‘human.’ In this anthology, we’ll erase the definition entirely. That’s what you’ll answer. In Crash Code, we want to see the pinnacle of our technology meeting the depths of our depravity. All sub-genres of horror accepted—extreme, bizzaro, erotic, new weird, splatterpunk, etc.

Bubble Off Plumb (Feral Cat Publishers, ed. by Kathy Finfrock)
Payment: 3 cents a word
Story Length: 1,000–5,000 words
Deadline: September 30, 2018
Reprints?: No
Response: unknown
Description: Bubble Off Plumb” (BOP) is a colloquial expression for things being not quite right. We’re looking for original fiction short stories of such a nature; odd, unsettling, full of twists, etc. All genres are welcome, if you have a story which doesn’t seem to fit in anywhere else, we might be the home for it!